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AnimeLab adds Heavy Object, One-Punch Man and Yuruyuri San Hai! to Fall Simulcast Season

posted on by Jon Hayward
Three more series sneak onto AnimeLab for the fall season;

AnimeLab announced the additional of One-Punch Man on Wednesday the 7th through their facebook page. And the addition of both Heavy Object and Yuruyuri San Hai! on AnimeLab's Twitter feed on Tuesday the 6th. All three titles have been added to AnimeLab's blog post for their Fall simulcast season.

The complete list of fall simulcast titles on AnimeLab is as follows;

One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man revolves around Saitama, a man who trained so hard his hair fell out but also gained unrivaled powers including the ability to defeat any anime with just one punch. However due to Saitama being so overpowered, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.

Shingo Natsume (Space Dandy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the anime at MADHOUSE (Summer Wars, Hunter x Hunter), and Tomohiro Suzuki (Tiger & Bunny scripts, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary) is in charge of the series scripts. Makoto Miyazaki (Dragon Crisis!, Triage X) is composing the music. Chikashi Kubota (From the New World, Robotics;Notes) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. Shigemi Ikeda and Yukiko Maruyama are the art directors, and Ken Hashimoto is the color key artist. Akane Fushihara is the director of photography, while Kashiko Kimura is editing. Shoji Hata is directing the sound. You can view most of the character designs here.

The opening theme is "The Hero!! ~Ikareru Ken ni Honō o Tsukeru~" (The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist) by the group JAM Project.

Viz Media and Daisuki are both streaming the series as it airs.

One-Punch Man was originally a webmanga created by ONE which began publication in 2009. Yuusuke Murata came onboard as the artist to adapt ONE's original series for publication on Shueisha's free Tonari no Young Jump spinoff website. The series passed the 2.2-million mark in November 2013, the 3.4-million mark in May 2014, and the 4.5-million mark in November. Shueisha published the ninth volume earlier this year, and a special edition of the ninth volume included a drama CD.

One-Punch Man is currently serialized in Viz Media's English-language digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump. Viz is releasing the first two volumes in print this September, and Viz will also stream the anime on its website and on Daisuki.

ANN's reviewers have already given this series the once-over, and much like Saitama they all feel the show delivers a knockout punch.

Heavy Object

The development of massive war machines known as Objects have changed the landscape of war forever, rendering conventional warfare and even nuclear weapons obsolete. The Earth is divided between four coalitions who constantly wage war with each other and due to the best defence against an Object being another Object, modern warfare is now duels between objects leading to short, clean and safer wars.

However when two regular soldiers, Quenser and Heivia, manage to use their smarts and ingenuity to destroy an enemy object using non-conventional means the pair are thrown into new adventures and dangerous suicide missions.

Takashi Watanabe (Slayers, Shakugan no Shana franchises, Ikki Tousen) is serving as chief director of the series at J.C. Staff. Chikara Sakurai (Little Busters!, Little Busters! Refrain) is serving as assistant director, Hiroyuki Yoshino (Magi - The Kingdom of Magic, Accel World, World Trigger) is handling the series composition, and Atsuko Watanabe (Valkyria Chronicles, Unbreakable Machine-Doll) is adapting NAGI's original character designs for anime. Sanzigen is handling the 3DCG animation and Maiko Iuchi (A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun) is composing the soundtrack.

Rock band ALL OFF will perform the show's opening theme song "One More Chance!!," and singer Kano (Wish Upon the Pleiades opening) will perform the ending theme "Dea Brave."

Kazuma Kamachi (A Certain Magical Index) launched the light novel series with illustration by NAGI in 2009, and Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko imprint published the ninth volume in April. Shinsuke Inue serialized a manga adaptation in Dengeki Black Maoh and Dengeki Maoh from 2009 to 2011. Sakae Saitō serialized another manga, Heavy Object S, in Dengeki Maoh from 2011 to 2013. Saitō then launched the Heavy Object A manga in the same magazine in February.

Funimation will be streaming the series in North America.

The Fall Preview Guide has several thoughts on Heavy Object, available for your reading here

Yuruyuri San Hai!

Yuruyuri San Hai! is the third Yuruyuri television anime series (following two series of Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily) which adapts Namori's manga about four fun-loving schoolgirls who take over the former room of a tea ceremony club for their own "Goraku-bu" (amusement club).

The main staff, while different from the first two seasons, will return from the Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi! original video anime (OVA) for the third season. Hiroyuki Hata (Recently, my sister is unusual., Kamichu!) is directing the series at TYO Animations (Samurai Warriors, Tamayura - Hitotose). Motohiro Taniguchi (Recently, my sister is unusual.) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Makoto Fukami (Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden, Psycho-Pass) is joining the staff and work with Hata on the scenario.

The first anime series premiered in Japan in July 2011, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The 12-episode sequel series Yuruyuri♪♪ premiered in July 2012, and Crunchyroll also streamed that series as it aired. The Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi! original video anime project shipped in February, after running in theaters last November.

JManga and ALC Publishing released part of the original manga digitally in English before JManga shut down in 2013. NISA has licensed and released both previous seasons in North America.

Update: We here at ANN missed the twitter notifications for Heavy Object and Yuruyuri San Hai! and the article has been amended.

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